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Mr. Joseph "Frank" F. Kay

Easley, South Carolina

Feb 12, 1925 – Nov 22, 2019 (Age 94)


February 12, 1925
November 22, 2019
Easley, South Carolina
Shriners Hospitals for Children


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Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Downtown Obituary

Joseph F. Kay Easley, SC Mr. Joseph "Frank" Franklin Kay, 94, husband of the late Betty Brock Kay, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019. Born in Anderson County, the son of the late Joseph Eugene Kay and the late Bessie Milford Kay, Mr. Kay was a graduate of Boy's High School and retired from Southern Bell Telephone with forty-six years of service. He was a member of Arial United Methodist Church. Mr. Kay was a member of Bates Masonic Lodge #189 A.F.M and a Hejaz Shriner. Frank was a US Army WWII Veteran having participated in the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach and the Rhine River Crossing. Surviving are a son, Stephen Milford Kay (Tammy) of Easley; four grandchildren, Alex Kay, Justin Kay (Barbie), Stephen Kay and Leona Gaskill; nine great-grandchildren, Christopher Kay, Bella Kay, Chelsey Bigham, Chandra McCall, Joseph Connor Kay, Cash Gaskill, Simon Gaskill, Elliot Ballentine, and Sidney Raines; and three great-great-grandchildren, Cate and Callen Bigham, and Parker Raines. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Kay was predeceased by a son, Joseph Brock Kay. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, November 25, 2019 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Graceland West Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:45 PM Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Visit or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory-Downtown, Easley.

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Have been out of town and just learned of Frank's passing. I started with Southern Bell in '73. Frank was working in the central office then but he taught me a lot about working outside in the 'field'. He was a good phone man and a good soldier.

Steve, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Mr. Frank was a dedicated and wonderful man. A true american hero. While our world is darker tonight, the heavens are brighter. Another from the greatest generation to ever live has obtained his reward. If I can do anything brother, please let me know.

Steve, I am saddened to see that your father whom I consider an American Hero from his service in WWII has passed. I know you loved him dearly by how you always spoke of him to me. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all close and give you special blessings during this time of bereavement. Love you all.

So sorry for you and the family...